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Subfamily Blastobasinae - Scavenger Moths


A study of the Blastobasinae of Nova Scotia, with particular reference to genitalic characters (Microlepidoptera, Blastobasidae)
By McDunnough, J.H.
American Museum Novitates. 2045:1-20, 1961
Read online at AMNH here.

A new North American Calosima (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae: Blastobasinae)
By David Adamski
Tropical Lepidoptera Research, 11 (1-2): 46-48, 2003
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A new Blastobasis associated with acorns and pecans in the southeastern and southcentral United States....
By David Adamski
Association for Tropical Lepidoptera 7(2), 2004

Phylogeny and feeding trait evolution of the mega-diverse Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera: Obtectomera)...
By Sohn, J.C., J.C. Regier, C. Mitter, D. Adamski, J.F. Landry, M. Heikkilä, K.T. Park, T. Harrison, K. Mitter, A. Zwick, A.Y. Kaw
Systematic Entomology, 41(1): 112–132., 2016
Sohn, J.C., J.C. Regier, C. Mitter, D. Adamski, J.F. Landry, M. Heikkilä, K.T. Park, T. Harrison, K. Mitter, A. Zwick, A.Y. Kawahara, S. Cho, M.P. Cummings & P. Schmitz, 2016. Phylogeny and feeding trait evolution of the mega-diverse Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera: Obtectomera): new insight from 19 nuclear genes. Systematic Entomology, 41(1): 112–132.

Abstract and link to fee based access here.

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Microlepidoptera of Northern Utah
By Braun, Annette
Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 51(3), 183-226, 1925
Descriptions of new species, including: Isophrictis occidentalis, Aristotelia amelanchierella, Aristotelia planitia, Gnorimoschema consueta, Gnorimoschema macromaculata, Gelechia fructuaria, Gelechia prognosticata, Brachmia casca.

Available online (requires JSTOR access) here

Morphology reinforces proposed molecular phylogenetic affinities: a revised classification for Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera)
By Heikkilä, M., Mutanen, M., Kekkonen, M. and Kaila, L.
Cladistics 30: 563–589, 2014
Heikkilä, M., M. Mutanen, M. Kekkonen & L. Kaila, 2014 [2013], Morphology reinforces proposed molecular phylogenetic affinities: a revised classification for Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera). Cladistics, 30: 563–589. doi: 10.1111/cla.12064

Abstract here

As of 2015, this was the most current revision of Gelechioidea. A summary of the revision is found on p. 585. As of 2016, the phylogeny of Gelechioidea remains in flux with a paper published by Sohn et al. (2016) (1) adding new insights.

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Two new species of coniferous needle miners from Louisiana and the description of a new genus (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae).
By T.N. Freeman
The Canadian Entomologist, 95(7): 727-730, 1963

A review of Coelopoeta (Elachistidae), with descriptions of two new species.
By Lauri Kaila
Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(2): 171-178, 1995
Kaila, L. 1995. A review of Coelopoeta (Elachistidae), with descriptions of two new species. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 49(2): 171-178